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Wayne Smith (#47181024)
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Bio Photo Find a Grave has been helpful to me in my research and I would like to return the favor. If I have created a memorial for a relative I will transfer at your request.I welcome corrections for any errors I've made.


Sometimes God picks the flower
That is still in bloom
Sometimes the rosebud's chosen
That we feel He's picked too soon
Sometimes the flower is fading
With petals floating down
But God knows the perfect time
To gather flowers from the ground
There is a heavenly garden
In which God takes great pleasure
Because He's placed within it
The loved ones that we treasure
He walks among the blossoms
Giving them eternal rest
And I know that it must please him
Because He chose our very best.

Used by permission. The perfect time for Otis to pass from this life came November 4, 2010.

Otis Boyd Rainwater

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Jeannette "Bardwell" Buris
Hershel Lee Weatherford
Thank you so much for Hershel Lee's Obituary. I did not know it was out there. You are awesome for finding it and sending it to me. I posted on Hershel Lee's memorial page. Thank you Jeannette Buris
Added by Jeannette "Bardwell" Bu... on Jul 26, 2015 10:45 AM
Sue Lilley
Lillie Corder
Thanks for the obit. I added it to her memorial.

Added by Sue Lilley on Jul 24, 2015 6:19 PM
Sue Lapp
The info for Green Deskin if greatly appreciated.
Added by Sue Lapp on Jul 24, 2015 6:18 PM
John W Grier
Joe Grier
Than you so much my friend for sharing his obit with me I have added it to his memorial. GOD bless you
Added by John W Grier on Jul 17, 2015 7:14 PM
S Mulrey
Obit for Lorena McDonald #113119037
Many thanks for sending me the obit. I have included it in her page & gave you credit for it. If by some chance you are related to her, I would be happy to transfer her memorial page to you.
Thanks again, Sharon
Added by S Mulrey on Jul 07, 2015 2:29 PM
Paulene Coen
RE: William, Tabitha Birt, Liberty

Thank you for this information, it did help. The Tabitha Birt I was looking for (and found) was the granddaughter of the William Birt and Tabitha Hobbs mentioned in your message, but I didn't know that until I received your message!

Thanks, again.
Added by Paulene Coen on Jul 04, 2015 5:53 PM
Cheryl Williamson
Wayne, I'm so sorry to hear about your wife. I remember you telling me she would sit in the shade while you went to the cemetaries. No doubt this had been a hard year for you.
I'm glad that you have found what I consider to be a gold mine over at the college. I've been able to get several obituaries on relatives from there that were in the Athens paper.
By the way, I saw in your messages that you or someone else were looking for the grave of Tabitha Birt. I believe she is the same one in my family tree that was married to William Birt. Tabitha was the half sister of Lewis Harrison Hobbs and when their father died, he was appointed guardian to Tabitha and several other siblings. They came from Alabama. I can't lay my hands on this particular source but their son, James J Birt, was living with Lewis and his family in 1870. From what I remember reading, Tabitha may have been killed in an Indian attack in Burleson County. Lewis gave each of his own children 100 acres and also gave 100 acres to James. I think this might be in one of the biographical books at the Van Zandt Co. Genealogical Society.
Maybe this helps. Keep in touch.
Added by Cheryl Williamson on Jul 03, 2015 7:56 PM
Cheryl Williamson
Wayne,uncle George was my mother's youngest brother and one of my favorite uncles. It truly is a small world.
Added by Cheryl Williamson on Jul 03, 2015 7:00 PM
Mrs. G. W. Tidmore
Thank you so much for the information on Susana Tidmore. I have added it with credit to you (via use of your contributor #). The Tidmores are such a large family, it's really difficult to get as much accurate data as I'd like, so all assistance is much appreciated.
Added by AJ on Jul 03, 2015 11:13 AM
Cheryl Williamson
George Stringer Obit
Wayne, thank you for providing my grandfather's obituary.
Added by Cheryl Williamson on Jun 30, 2015 4:29 AM
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